Senior Assist. Prof. PhD Maya Guncheva

 

address: G. Bonchev, bl. 9, fl. 4, room 408

E-mail: maiag@orgchm.bas.bg

Phone: + 359 2 960 6 160

Work experience

 

Jan. 2003 - Oct. 2004

Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Chemist

 

Nov. 2004 - until now

Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Senior Assist. Prof.

Education

 

1994 - 1999

Faculty of Chemistry ат University of Sofia "St. Kl. Ohridski"

Organic and analytical chemistry

M.Sc.

 

2000 - 2004

Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Biooorganic chemistry, chemistry of natural and physiologically active compounds

PhD

Key words

 

  • Biocatalysis

  • Enzyme and protein stabilization

  • Organic synthesis

Expert activities

 

  • Editorial board member of American Journal of Life Sciences;

  • Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals in the field of biocatalysis and applied enzymology

2010 - present

Significant publications

 

1. Guncheva M., Paunova K., Dimitrov M., Yancheva D. Stabilization of Candida rugosa lipase on nanosized zirconia-based materials. (2014) J. Mol. Cat. B:Enzym. 108, pp. 43–50

2. Guncheva M., Dimitrov M., Napoly F., Draye М., Andrioletti B. Novel Hybrid Materials on the Basis of Nanostructured Tin Dioxide and a Lipase from Rhizopus delemar with Improved Enantioselectivity. (2014) J. Mol. Cat. B: Enzym. 102, pp. 72 – 80

3. Guncheva M., Zhiryakova D. Catalytic properties and potential applications of Bacillus lipases (Review) (2011) J. Mol. Cat. B: Enzym.68 (1), pp. 1-21.

4. Zhiryakova, D., Ivanov, I., Ilieva, S., Guncheva, M., Galunsky, B., Stambolieva, N. Do N-terminal nucleophile hydrolases indeed have a single amino acid catalytic center?: Supporting amino acid residues at the active site of penicillin G acylase. (2009) FEBS Journal 276, pp. 2589–2598.

5. Guncheva, M., Ivanov, I., Galunsky, B., Stambolieva, N., Kaneti J. Kinetic studies and molecular modeling attribute a crucial role in the specificity and stereoselectivity of penicillin acylase to the pair ArgA145-ArgB263. (2004) Eur. J. Biochem. 271, pp. 2272 - 2279

2010 - present

Significant projects

 

1. Stabilization of Candida rugosa lipase on nanosized zirconia-based materials - project number: BG051PO001-3.3.05.0001Dr. Maya Guncheva, PI, 2014 -2014

Ministry of Education and Science, Programme “Science – Business”

2. Excellent stability and synthetic activity of immobilized on tin dioxide lipase from B. stearothermophilus MC7 - project number: BG051PO001-3.3.05.0001Dr. Maya Guncheva, PI, 2013 -2013

Ministry of Education and Science, Programme “Science – Business”

3. New nanocomposites on the basis of mesoporous supports with potential application for solving some ecology problems and in biocatalysis, project number: DMU 02/50Dr. Maya Guncheva, team leader, 2009 – 2012

National Science Fund of Bulgaria

4. Regiospecific synthesis of structured lipids for food and medicine catalysed by immobilized lipase from B. Stearothermophilus MC7, project number: MU-X-1501Dr. Maya Guncheva, PI, 2005 – 2008

National Science Fund of Bulgaria

Lab. Chemistry and Biophysics of Proteins and Enzymes

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address​
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1113 Sofia, BULGARIA 
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